When Robert Konold, 62, saw a picture of his children on news partaking in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, he was in complete shock.
"I'm just a deer in headlights at this point," he told Tucson.com.
Konold thought his son and daughter, both in their 20s, were "just going to go out there with everybody else and do a little peaceful protest."
"I thought, 'Good, go support [Trump],'" he said. "Everybody else was going," said Konold, 62. "Young people do that, you know, 'be a part of history' kind of deal."
Felicia Konold and Cory Konold were arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with conspiracy, civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds." The two were allegedly marching with the far-right group Proud Boys to the Capitol building.
According to the FBI, Felicia Konold posted a video to social media and "celebrated that she had just been 'recruited'" into a Proud Boys chapter in Kansas City.